Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, September 18, 1850
- Captain M'Manus, formerly military secretary in Ireland, whose prosecution
for seduction and taking money from a lady he patronized made such noise in
Dublin last year, died on Saturday last.
- Mr. Smith, Castlefergus, and two others, who had been committed as
accomplices, on the 1st charge, for conspiring to shoot his mother, are
admitted to bail by order of Judge Perrin. Mr. Smith in £1000; and Mathew
Blood Smith and John Dooner, Esqrs., in £500 each; also on second charge of
conspiring to poison Michael M'Cormac who had been engaged in the previous
- Farms in Inverness, which hitherto grew potatoes, are now planted with
- Messrs. Gilroy's concerns at Dumfries were burned down on Tuesday night
and the loss is £10,000.
- Hewitt Bridgeman, Esq., late of Tiernee, and formerly M.P. for Ennis,
emigrated to New York this season, with his lady and a young family.
- The Royal Alice steamer left Cork on Wednesday calling at Passage,
Monkstown, and Queenstown, returning to Cork in the evening with
excursionists in search of the great sea serpent.
- Mr. Philip Attridge, of Castletownsend, Cork, was fined 6l. and costs on
Friday, for having altered a poor law voting paper.
- Mr. Ralph Smith of Tullamore, is so obnoxious to his Carlow tenantry,
because he served ejectments for non-payment of rent, that they will not
suffer him to cut down and save his crops which are rotting in the fields.
The ears were cut off the horses of three persons who volunteered their
assistance, and the horse of another was shot.
- Twenty-six houses were levelled, after the occupants were ejected by the
sheriff, on the lands of Lixnaw, near Tralee, the estate of Lord Lansdowne,
last week, for non-payment or rent by the middle-man. One person was killed
by the fall of his own house, which he was directed to pull down.
- Mr. Duggan, of Waterford, was fined 20s. by the local magistrates, for
allowing a dog fight in his yard.
- Bridget Broderick, a poor woman, crossing a field near Dunsandle, last
week, was violently assaulted by a ram, and killed.
- Mr. Carleton has 600 girls employed in muslin embroidery at Waterford,
Cappoquin and Carrkck-on-Suir, who earn from 2s. to 5s. each per week.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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